Privacy Policy

Public Sector Institute Privacy Policy

The Public Sector Institute is committed to protecting your privacy.

The Public Sector Institute does not rent, share or sell its member names and eMag subscriber names to third parties.

The only correspondence you will receive based upon the information provided will be from the Public Sector Institute and its founding sponsor, the Federal Business Council, Inc.

This policy describes the ways that personally identifiable and anonymous information about our online users is gathered and how online users may request changes to the way this information is used.

The Personal Information We Collect About You

PSI collects personally identifiable information when you provide it to us, such as when you subscribe to PSI eMagazines, become a PSI member, participate in a survey, submit a nomination for an "Innovator Award" or submit a paper for posting on

Participation in a PSI Discussion Group requires registration as a condition of use. We may also receive information about you from other sources (such as the Federal Business Council, Inc.) and add it to the information you have provided to us.

The Public Sector Insititute is not responsible for the information you volunteer about yourself in the course of discussions in our forums, chat rooms, or other forms of publicly accessible interaction, or information that you choose to make public in your member profile. As a PSI member or subscriber to a PSI eMagazine, you can view, correct or change your publicly available information at any time via your member profile page.

What PSI Provides Third Parties

Statistical Reports and Analysis

The information you provide helps the Public Sector Institute seek funding in the form of PSI sponsorships, PSI eMagazine advertising and other financial support. The information you provide also helps PSI publicize its offerings.

The information we share under these circumstances does not contain identifying information about any individual PSI member, eMag subscriber or PSI website visitor, unless the individual has given us permission to share that information. What we do share are the aggregated numbers of subscribers, members and visitors and preferences.

PSI does not sell, share or rent mailing lists.

Public Sector Institute eMagazine subscription and membership email and are not sold or rented to third parties. The only messages you will receive are from the Public Sector Institute or the Federal Business Council. 
PSI lists and other information are housed by third party companies who provide specialized services, such as email message deployment, merge-purge (identifying and removing duplicate addresses) of lists, postal mailing, subscription fulfillment, customer service,  research, statistical analysis, and other data processing. These companies work for PSI and are not allowed to use the lists or date for their own personal use.

Anonymous Information We Collect


As you probably know, cookies are small pieces of information that many Web sites store on your computer's hard drive when you visit them. They don't tell us who you are unless you've specifically given us personally identifiable information. Cookies stored on your hard drive by a  the Public Sector Institute is not accessible to other sites.

Like many other web sites,  the Public Sector Institute web site uses cookies to improve your experience with our online content. For example, cookies may be used to identify members so they don't have to re-enter a user id and password when they wish to download a utility or post to a discussion. By allowing us to better understand how users interact with the site over time, cookies also help us improve your experience and deliver more relevant content to you. Cookies may be created directly by our sites for these purposes, or by third-party companies operating on our behalf. However, our cookies do not contain any information that is, in itself, personally identifying. You need not have cookies turned on to visit the PSI website. However, should you choose to become a PSI member, you must have cookies enabled to access any member related pages (i.e. Discussion Boards or Member Profile pages).

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but allow you to modify security settings so you can approve or reject cookies on a case-by-case basis.

Pixel Tags

Like many web sites, PSI may also use pixel tags, also known as beacons, spotlight tags or web bugs, to improve our understanding of site traffic, visitor behavior, and response to promotional campaigns, as a supplement to our server logs and other methods of traffic and response measurement. We may also implement pixel tags provided by other companies, for the same purpose. You can disable pixel tags by changing your browser settings to omit images; or there are commercial software packages available that can omit pixel tags and most advertisements.

Online Ad Serving

Public Sector Institute uses The Aristotle Institute, a third-party service company, to serve advertisements when you visit our sites.

Aristotle also provides eMagazine and email deployment. The personally identifiable information, such as e-mail address, we provide to Aristotle for the purposes of e-mail deployment is only used by Aristotle for that purpose and not for any other Aristotle business activity. For more information about Aristotle information collection practices, and to know your choices about not having this information used by Aristotle, click here.

Some of our advertisers use third-party companies to serve their advertisements on our sites and, in some cases, in our HTML-formatted newsletters. Often, these third-party advertising companies employ cookie and pixel tag technologies to measure the effectiveness of Web and e-mail advertisements. We do not give any personally identifiable information to them as part of this relationship. Use of their tracking technology is subject to their own privacy policies. For more information about the privacy policies of the third-party advertising providers including information on how to opt out of their tracking methods, click here.

Changing Your Privacy Options

Update Your Registration Information
You can correct or change the information collected during site registration at any time at the profile page links shown above.

Update Your eMagazine Subscriptions
You can opt-in to newsletter mailing lists, or remove yourself at any time through the eMag subscription page. (this page will display all of your newsletter subscriptions) or by following the instructions at the end of the newsletters you receive. Please allow 3-5 business days for changes to take effect.

Update Your PSI Membership Information
You can correct or change your membership information at  Please allow 3-5 business days for changes to take effect.


We use reasonable precautions to keep the personal information you disclose to our magazines and websites secure and to only release this information to third parties we believe share our commitment to privacy. However, we are not responsible for any breach of security or for the actions of these parties.

Changes to Public Sector Institute Privacy Policy
This Privacy Policy may be modified from time to time. Any modifications to our privacy policy will be reflected first on this page, so check back often. If there is a significant change, we will indicate on our sites that our privacy policy has changed and provide a link to the new policy.


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